Healing Properties of Amazonite
Amazonite, sometimes known as Amazon Stone, is a green variety of microcline Feldspar. It’s typical colours are: blue-green, or green with cream veining. Amazonite is associated with the Heart Chakra and the Throat Chakra. It is also a Virgo birthstone.
Amazonite is a soothing stone. It calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health. Balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view. It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system. Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love. It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves.
Amazonite is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits. It also relieves muscle spasms.
Healing Properties of Amethyst
Amethyst is a variety of Quartz. It is the birthstone for February and is a 6th Anniversary gemstone. It is linked to the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Typical colours of Amethyst are light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple.
Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquiliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the immune system. Cleanses the blood. Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension. It reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders. Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.
Healing Properties of Angelite
Angelite is a variety of Anhydrite. It is a soft mineral which will convert into Gypsum if immersed in water, so do not wear while bathing or swimming. It’s typical colours are: Colourless, white, bluish white, violet, dark grey. Angelite is associated with the Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra. It is also an Aquarius birthstone.
Angelite raises the state of conscious awareness. It represents peace and brotherhood. Angelite facilitates contact with your angels and spirit guides and helps to connect with your higher self. It enhances psychic healing and telepathic communication and enables astral travel and spirit journeys.
Because of its ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, Angelite is a powerful stone for healers. It also provides protection for the environment or the body.
Psychologically, Angelite helps you to speak your truth. It promotes communication and self-expression. Dispels fear, anger and anxiety, converting them into faith and tranquility. Angelite encourages forgiveness. It alleviates psychological pain and counteracts cruelty. Mentally, Angelite enhances astrological understanding and brings deeper understanding of mathematics. It also facilitates telepathic contact between minds.
Spiritually, Angelite is filled with compassion. It transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility. It helps connect to universal knowledge and raises awareness. Angelite facilitates the rebirthing process, stimulates healing, and opens psychic channeling.
Angelite supports the throat, alleviating inflammation and balancing the thyroid and the parathyroids. It repairs tissue and corrects blood deficiencies and helps to renew blood vessels. Angelite balances the fluids within the physical body, and can act as a diuretic. It is useful in weight control, and relates particularly to the lungs and arms. Angelite can be used for headaches, heart function, the circulatory system and infectious diseases. At a subtle level, Angelite balances the physical body with the etheric realms.
Healing Properties of Aventurine
Aventurine is a form of Quartz. It is linked to the Heart Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Aries and Leo. Typical colours are green, but may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue or grey.
Aventurine is a stone of prosperity. It reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. Promotes compassion and empathy. Encourages perseverance. Aventurine relieves stammers and severe neuroses. It stabilises one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities. Calms anger and irritation. Promotes feelings of well-being. Aventurine balances male-female energy. It encourages regeneration of the heart. Protects against environmental pollution.
Aventurine benefits the thymus gland and nervous system. It balances blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, lowering cholesterol. Aventurine has an anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin eruptions, allergies, migraines, and soothes the eyes. It heals lungs, sinuses, heart, muscular and urogenital systems.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Aventurine, specific colours have additional attributes:
Green Aventurine is associated with the Heart Chakra. It is a comforter and heart healer. It neutralises all sources of electromagnetic pollution, blocking out emanations from computers, television and other electronic equipment. Green Aventurine settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions and thoughts. It brings well-being and emotional calm. A good all-round healer.
Orange Aventurine is associated with the Sacral Chakra.
Healing Properties of Carnelian
Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony. It is linked to the Base Chakra and the Sacral Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Taurus, Cancer, Leo and Virgo. It is also a 17th Anniversary gemstone. Typical colours are clear-to-translucent reddish-brown which may vary from a pale orange, to an intense almost-black.
A stabilising stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.
Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression. It regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues.
Healing Properties of Citrine
Citrine is a variety of Quartz. It is the birthstone for November and is a 13th Anniversary gemstone. It is linked to the Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra and Crown Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo and Libra. Typical colours are yellow to yellowish brown or smokey grey-brown.
Citrine energises every level of life. It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind. It releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias. Emotionally balancing.
Energising and recharging, Citrine also reverses degenerative disease. Stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. Negates kidney and bladder infections. Citrine helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid. Relieves constipation and removes cellulite.
Healing Properties of Garnet
Garnet is the birthstone for January and a 2nd Anniversary gemstone. It is linked to the Base Chakra and Heart Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Aries, Leo and Virgo. Most often seen in red, but available in virtually all colours, including: pink, green, orange, yellow, brown and black.
Garnet cleanses and re-energises the chakras. It revitalises, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Stimulates past-life recall. Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.
Garnet regenerates the body and stimulates the metabolism. It treats disorders of the spine and spinal fluid, bone, cellular structure and composition. Purifies the heart, lungs, blood and regenerates DNA. Garnet boosts the immune system and energy levels.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Garnet, specific colours have additional attributes:
Red Garnet is a stone of commitment, representing love. It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.
Hematite or Haematite Gemstone
Healing Properties of Hematite
Hematite, also spelled Haematite, is the mineral form of Iron Oxide.
It is linked to the Base Chakra and has associations with the zodiac signs of Aries and Aquarius. Its typical colours are black to steel or silver-grey, brown to reddish brown, or red.
Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A “stone for the mind”, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought.
Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind and spirit.
Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others. Haematite is strong, supporting timidity, boosting self-esteem and survivability, enhancing willpower and reliability, and imparting confidence. It helps to overcome compulsions and addictions, treating overeating, smoking and other forms of overindulgence.
Haematite restores, strengthens and regulates the blood supply, aiding blood conditions such as anaemia. It supports the kidneys and regenerates tissue. Stimulates the absorption of iron and formation of red blood cells. Treats leg cramps, anxiety and insomnia. Hematite aids spinal alignment and fractures.
Kyanite - Magic Kyanite
Healing Properties of Kyanite
Kyanite is one of the most magical gemstones around. I love its silvery blue-grey colouring and the iridescence is breathtaking. Kyanite is a gemstone with a quality of radiance unlike any other.
Kyanite is a gemstone for Aries, Taurus & Libra.
Kyanite is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement. It will not retain negative vibrations or energy, therefore never requiring clearing. Kyanite aligns all chakras and subtle bodies instantly. It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body.
Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility. It encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels. It drives away anger, frustration, confusion and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought. Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perserverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength. It can help when connecting to your spirit guides. Kyanite induces dream recall and can promote healing dreams.
Kyanite treats the urogenital system, adrenal glands and parathyroid glands. It aids in disorders of the throat, brain and muscular system. It helps to heal infections and lower blood pressure. Kyanite is a natural pain reliever.
Specific colours of Kyanite also have additional attributes:
Blue Kyanite is related to the Throat Chakra. It opens the throat chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression. It cuts through fears and blockages, helping to speak one’s truth. It is very useful for public speakers and performers as it strengthens the voice and heals the throat and the larynx.
Black Kyanite is related to the Base Chakra. It grounds the body when aligning the chakras.
Healing Properties of Moonstone
I love Moonstone, especially Rainbow Moonstone with it’s shimmering luminescence and magical qualities. I have even just completed a wedding jewellery set with it – very exciting!
Moonstone is associated with the Third Eye Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is the for June as well as being a Cancer, Libra and Scorpio gemstone. Moonstone is also a 3rd Anniversary gemstone.
A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Moonstone aids the digestive system, assimilates nutrients, eliminates toxins and fluid retention, and alleviates degenerative conditions of skin, hair, eyes, and fleshy organs such as the liver and pancreas. It stimulates the pineal gland and balances hormonal cycles, being excellent for PMS, conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and breast-feeding. Moonstone is also beneficial to men in opening the emotional self.
Moss Agate - Another September Birthstone
Healing Properties of Moss Agate
Sapphire is the best known birthstone for September, but there are many others too. For example, Moss Agate is a September gemstone with a special affinity to those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo.
Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. It assists midwives by lessening pain and ensuring a good delivery. It refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem. Moss Agate develops strength and the ability to get along with others. It inspires new ideals after periods of stagnation. Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication. It balances the emotions, releasing fear and stress. Moss Agate encourages trust and hope. It eliminates depression caused by brain imbalances.
Moss Agate speeds up recovery from illness. It is anti-inflammatory, cleanses the circulatory and elimination systems, and boosts the immune system. Moss Agate prevents hypoglycemia and dehydration, treats infections, colds and flu, and lowers fevers. It treats fungal and skin infections.
Mother Of Pearl
The Gentle Healing Power of the Sea
Mother Of Pearl is a 1st Anniversary gemstone, which also makes it ideal as a special gift celebrating one year for any occasion.
Its typical colours are cream, beige, white or black. Planetary associations are Moon and Neptune.
A protection stone, Mother of Pearl brings the gentle healing power of the sea. It is a stress relieving stone; relaxing, soothing and calming to the emotions. Mother Of Pearl stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability. It helps our emotions become more harmonious and balanced. Calming and soothing to temper or feelings of fear. It enables you to more easily express feelings of love. Mother of Pearl helps with clarity in decision making and is helpful for endurance, organisation and for home life.
Opal - An October Birthstone
Healing Properties of Opal
The most well known birthstone for October is the Opal. Opal is a gemstone that is available in a wonderful array of colours, including: white, pink, black, beige, blue, yellow, brown, orange, red, green and purple. Opal is also a 14th Anniversary Gemstone.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal strengthens memory. It encourages an interest in the arts. Wearing Opal jewellery brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
Opal strengthens the will to live and treats infections and fevers. Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal also regulates insulin. It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.
Healing Properties of Prehnite
Prehnite is a stone that I have been fascinated with for quite some time now. There is something mystifying and magical about it.
Typical colours for Prehnite are colourless to grey to yellow, yellow-green or white. It is semitransparent, translucent. Yellow Prehnite is associated with the Sacral Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra, while Green Prehnite is associated with the Heart Chakra. Prehnite is also a Libra birthstone.
Prehnite is considered a stone of unconditional love and the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Enables you always to be prepared. Prehnite calms the environment and brings peace and protection. It teaches how to be in harmony with nature and the elemental forces. Helpful for “decluttering” – letting go of possessions you no longer need, aiding those who hoard possessions, or love, because of an inner lack. Prehnite alleviates nightmares, phobias and deep fears, uncovering and healing the dis-ease that creates them. It is a stone for dreaming and remembering. Beneficial for hyperactive children and the causes that underlie the condition.
Prehnite heals the kidneys and bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs. It treats gout and blood disorders. Prehnite repairs the connective tissue in the body and can stabilise malignancy.
Quartz Crystal - The Master Healer
Healing Properties of Quartz
Quartz is found in a huge range of varieties and colours, of which there are many different names which include: Amethyst, Ametrine, Aventurine, Citrine, Jasper, Prasiolite (Green Quartz), Rose Quartz, Rutilated Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Tourmalinated Quartz and Tourmaline.
These many varieties of Quartz abound in wonderful healing energies, and are often seen created into beautiful pieces of jewellery. However, Pure Quartz, with its colourless or white form, is the master of all. It is a crown chakra gemstone which is associated with all birthsigns and is often used to enhance other gemstones in jewellery and in healing.
Clear Quartz (also known as Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal) is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.
Quartz is also the 10th Anniversary gemstone.
Rose Quartz - The Universal Stone of Love
Healing Properties of Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is a rose pink variety of Quartz. It is a 5th Anniversary Gemstone and is related to the Heart Chakra. It is also one of the birthstones associated with Taurus and Libra.
Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief. Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance invoking self-trust and self-worth.
Rose Quartz strengthens and balances the physical heart and circulatory system, and releases impurities from body fluids. It hastens recovery, reduces high blood pressure, aids chest and lung problems, heals the kidneys and adrenals, and alleviates vertigo. Rose Quartz has the power to increase fertility and to protect both mother and unborn fetus from miscarriage.
Sapphire - The September Birthstone
Healing Properties of Sapphires
September is upon us and the birthstone for September is Sapphire.
Known as the “wisdom stone”, each colour of Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, joy and peace of mind. Sapphire is also known as a “stone of prosperity”, attracting gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires.
Sapphire treats blood disorders, combatting excessive bleeding and strengthening the walls of the veins. It is used for cellular disorders, regulates the glands and calms overactive body systems.
The following coloured Sapphires bring more properties, in addition to the ones above.
The Blue Sapphire is traditionally associated with purity and love. It assists you to stay on the spiritual path, releasing blockages and providing strength. Blue Sapphire facilitates self-expression, assisting in communication and expressing your truth and beliefs. It opens and heals the thyroid and the throat chakra and has a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.
Yellow Sapphire attracts wealth and brings prosperity to the home. It stimulates the intellect and improves overall focus, enhancing wisdom. Yellow Sapphire assists in bringing fulfillment of ambition. It aids in eliminating impurities from the body and stimulating the lymphatic system. Treats liver and gallbladder problems as well as disorders of the spleen and stomach.
The Black Sapphire provides centreing, protection and grounding. It helps you to achieve confidence in your own intuition.
Pink Sapphire clears emotional blockages bringing peace and unconditional love.
White Sapphire is extremely protective, removing all obstacles and helpfully encouraging the pursuit of one’s life purpose. It provides focus and supports morality and justice.
The Indigo Sapphire enhances psychic awareness. It eliminates negative energies from the aura.
Green Sapphire is known as the “stone of fidelity”, stimulating the heart chakra and bringing loyalty and integrity. It improves internal and external vision and helps you to remember dreams.
Snowflake Obsidian Gemstone
Healing Properties of Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass containing the mineral Cristobalite in the form of white “snowflake” crystal patterns. It is a Virgo birthstone. The typical colours of Snowflake Obsidian are black with white “snowflake-like” patches.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is calming and soothing. It teaches you to value mistakes as well as successes. A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian provides balance for body, mind and spirit. It helps you recognise and release “wrong thinking” and stressful mental patterns. It promotes dispassion and inner centring. Snowflake Obsidian empowers isolation and loneliness, aiding surrender in meditation.
Snowflake Obsidian aids in disorders of the veins and the skeletal structure. It improves circulation and alleviates muscular aches and spasms. It treats joint pain (arthritis) and hardening of the arteries.
Tiger Eye Gemstone
Healing Properties of Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye, also known as Tigers Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony. It is an 18th Anniversary gemstone and is related to the Sacral Chakra and the Solar Plexus Chakra. It is also a Capricorn birthstone. The typical colours for Tiger Eye are golden-brown; blue; and red.
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognising one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energising the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilises mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.
Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.
Specific colours of Tiger Eye also have additional attributes In addition to the generic healing properties:
Blue Tiger Eye is associated with the Throat Chakra. Blue Tiger Eye is calming and releases stress. It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic. It slows the metabolism, cools an overactive sex drive and dissolves sexual frustrations.
Red Tiger Eye is associated with the Base Chakra. A stimulating stone, Red Tiger Eye overcomes lethargy and provides motivation. It speeds up a slow metabolism. Red Tiger Eye increases a low sex drive.
Healing Properties of Turquoise
Turquoise is a mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is an 11th Anniversary gemstone and vibrates to the number 1. It is related to the Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra and the Third Eye Chakra. Turquoise is the birthstone for December and also a Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces gemstone. The typical colours for Turquoise are turquoise, blue, green, and yellow-green.
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts. It neutralises overacidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.
Specific colours also have additional attributes, in addition to the generic healing properties of Turquoise:
Yellow Turquoise is formed by the inclusion of iron. Yellow Turquoise helps to connect with spirit and brings the energy of the sky down to earth.